Those who attended SCCF’s 2022 inaugural Cause on the Causeway celebrated the launch of a new event built on the fun-filled tradition of Sanibel Sea School’s beloved Octifest fundraising event, expanding it to support all the water-related work of our three united brands – SCCF, Sanibel Sea School, and Coastal Watch.
This year, the event’s focus will be solely on the post-Ian restoration and enhancements of the Sea School’s beloved East End buildings and outdoor spaces. Hence, our request for sponsorship support is for the newly renamed Cause for the Campus.
Set for Saturday evening, March 2 at the Bailey Homestead Preserve, the Cause for the Campus — or the Cause for short — will be a tented dinner and entertainment event. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour in the Bailey Homestead Pavilion, a tented dinner on the great lawn, live entertainment, and the premiere of a short film capturing the Sea School’s embracing culture and educational impact.
As a much-needed fundraising gala, the Cause will feature a lively cause-related auction of six desperately needed items:
- A new roof on the front building
- Wraparound decking on the Kennedy Building
- An outdoor learning amphitheater for 50 campers
- A fully refurbished and upgraded play yard area
- A vastly improved storage facility, and
- As always, scholarship funding
Sanibel Sea School’s Kennedy Building and play yard area a few weeks after Ian.
“While many of our events focus on community, marking milestones, and other fun activities, The Cause is a gala type event with typical SCCF vibes intended to be a significant fundraising lift for the organization and our current needs each year.”,” said SCCF Events Manager Jeff Siwicke.
|Gulf Sponsor – $10,000 – Reserved table for 8, a news release and photo on multiple media platforms recognizing your support, and your name or logo placed on SCCF media platforms and in a print media and online thank you ad.
Bay Sponsor – $5,000 – Reserved half-table for 4, a news release and photo on multiple media platforms recognizing your support, and your name or logo placed on SCCF media platforms and in a print media and online thank you ad.
Sound Sponsor – $1,000 – Reserved seating for 2, and your name or logo placed on SCCF media platforms and in a print media and online thank you ad.
“We sincerely hope you can join in the fun as an event sponsor,” said Siwicke. “It will be a great night to ‘raise the roof’ in more ways than one!”
There are also naming opportunities associated with most of the auction needs. For additional information, please contact SCCF Development Director Cheryl Giattini at 239-822-6121 or [email protected].